Faculty and Staff

Members of the English Department faculty and staff are available to answer your questions about the various programs and courses offered by the Department and to guide you in your English studies. Please visit them during their office hours, call them (or leave messages on their voice mail), or send them email messages. You will find telephone numbers, office locations, and email addresses in the University Faculty Directory.


Eileen Barrett, Ph.D.

Graduate Coordinator

Twentieth Century British Literature
Women’s Literature, LGBT Literature
Feminist, Queer, and Literary Theory
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Debra Barrett-Graves, Ph.D.

Shakespeare & Renaissance Literature

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Jacqueline Doyle, Ph.D.

Ethnic American Literature
Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century American Literature
Women's Literature
Memoir and Creative Non-Fiction

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Susan Gubernat, M.F.A.

Creative Writing (Poetry)
Poetry and Poetics
Contemporary British and American Poetry

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Stephen Gutierrez, M.F.A.

Graduate Coordinator & Director of Creative Writing

Creative Writing (Fiction)

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E. J. Murphy, Ph.D.

Medieval British Literature
Renaissance British Literature
Classical Literature

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Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D.

Department Chair

Teacher Development
Extensive Reading
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Ke Zou, Ph.D.

Coordinator of TESOL

English Language and Linguistics


Associate Professors

Eve M. Lynch, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century British Literature
Eighteenth Century British Literature


Margaret Tomlinson-Rustick, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Writing Programs
Composition Studies


Assistant Professors

Ryan Heryford, Ph.D.

Environmental Literature


Douglas Taylor, Ph.D.

African American & Multiethnic Literature


Professors Emeriti

Charles DeBose, Ph.D.

English Language and Linguistics


Jacob Fuchs, Ph.D.

Eighteenth Century British Literature
Twentieth Century American Fiction
Classical Literature


K.M. Lant, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century American Literature
Women Writers
Technology and Teaching


Sara McAulay, M.A.

Creative Writing (Fiction)
Women's Studies
Modern American Fiction


Zelda Boyd, Ph.D.

Nineteenth Century British Lit.
Medieval British Lit

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Marilyn Silva, Ph.D.



Alison Warriner, Ph.D.

Composition Studies


Three-year Lecturers

  • Michael Rovasio, M.A.
  • Cynthia Andrzejczyk, Ph.D.
  • Sartaz Aziz, M.Phil.
  • Sally Baxter, M.A.
  • Scott Bentley, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Tammara Burton, M.A.
  • Mary D'Alleva, M.A., M.F.A.
  • Ingrid Hufgard, M.A.
  • Dale Ireland, M.A.
  • Aaron Jason, M.F.A.
  • Leslie Marron, M.A.
  • Rochelle Nameroff, M.F.A.
  • Dore Ripley, M.A.
  • Marina Sapozhnikov, M.A.
  • Jeff Scott, Ph.D.
  • Paul White, M.A.
  • Georgie Ziff, M.A.

Annual Lecturers

  • Hillary AcMoody, M.A.
  • Chris Blood, M.A.
  • Paul Duarte, M.A.
  • Faith Espudo, M.A.
  • Nina Ghaffarian, M.A.
  • Jack Harper, M.A.
  • Tupelo Hassman, M.F.A.
  • Marcia Leath, M.A.
  • Sujin Lee, M.A.
  • Dabney Lyons, M.A.
  • Patricia Raburn, M.A.
  • John Robinson, M.A.
  • Kirsten Schwartz, M.A.
  • Karen Seneferu, M.A.
  • Michelle St. George, M.A.
  • Jill Sumstad, M.A.
  • ChenXia Zhu, M.A.


Mica Barreiro, Administrative Support Coordinator II
Office: MB 2579
Phone: 510.885.3151
Email: mica.barreiro@csueastbay.edu

Department Chair

Sarah Nielsen, Ph.D. (Academic Year)

Email: sarah.nielsen@csueastbay.edu

Ke Zou, Ph.D. (Summer Chair 2016)

Email: ke.zou@csueastbay.edu

Office: MB 2575
Phone: 510 885-3151

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